Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with hooded flexible lugs   Antimagnetic, Ref:2920, Serial No.031***, Circa 1937
Lot 150
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with hooded flexible lugs
Antimagnetic, Ref:2920, Serial No.031***, Circa 1937
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 26,529) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with hooded flexible lugs
Antimagnetic, Ref:2920, Serial No.031***, Circa 1937
Jewelled chronograph movement with straight line lever escapement signed Rolex on the bridge, salmon pink dial with printed telemetre scale and outer base scale, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for running seconds and 30 minute recording, blued steel leaf hands and centre chronograph hand, brushed and polished steel case with flat bezel and snap on back, olive shaped chronograph pushers, squared and bevelled hinged lugs, fitted leather strap with steel buckle, case, dial and movement signed
33mm.

Footnotes

  • Reference 2920 is part of a small series of "non-Oyster" chronographs distinguished by their avant-garde case shapes, all with oval chronograph buttons.

    The present watch stands out by its condition and its wonderful original salmon coloured dial.

    An example of a reference 2920 in steel is illustrated in 1908-2008 100 Years of Rolex by Franca and Guido Mondani, p.22.
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